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Graduate Program

Graduate Director | Rob Duarte

Graduate Advisor + Coordinator | Tenee’ Hart

Florida State University MFA in STUDIO ART

The Florida State University Master of Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary program with a strong focus on research and practice. We offer outstanding, dedicated faculty and a rigorous curriculum. Our primary concern is contemporary art and the practice, history, and theories that inform it. The MFA in STUDIO ART Degree is a three-year residency program.

  • Fully funded*, three-year media-fluid interdisciplinary studio art program
  • Additional scholarship/fellowship opportunities that include awards of up to $30,000
  • Graduate assistantships with generous stipends and health insurance subsidies available
  • Professional training in teaching art in higher education with opportunities to teach at the college level
  • Dedicated individual and spacious graduate studios
  • Extensive facilities + labs with exclusive workshops for graduate students
  • 24/7 access to all MFA facilities: Studios, Computer Lab, Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Ceramics Shop, Installation Rooms, MFA Gallery, Sound & Video Rooms
  • Additional trained access to FSU’s Innovation Hub, FabLab (Fabrication Lab), Lightbox (Professional Documentation Studio), and our Large Format Printing Lab
  • Variety of study trips to major art hubs
  • Dynamic visiting artist and scholar program with hosted events and individual studio visits
  • Exhibition and curatorial opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Culminating exhibition in FSU’s Museum of Fine Art (MoFA)
         *Funding varies depending on incoming status – see our Assistantship & Funding page for details

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Featured artwork by Celeste Ivory

The MFA in STUDIO ART funding overview

  • Graduate students are eligible to receive full tuition waivers based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive Graduate Teaching or Technical Assistantships based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive a subsidy toward the university health insurance plan
  • Accepted candidates are eligible to be nominated for our new Departmental Scholarships
  • Accepted candidates may also be nominated for FSU’s Legacy Fellowship worth $10,000 per year for 3 years

About our Facilities

The Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) accommodates studio space for three departments in the College of Fine Arts: the Department of Art, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design, and the School of Theatre. This 114,000+ square foot space provides a unique and collaborative learning environment for students in all art disciplines.

The Facility For Arts Research (FAR), part of Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts, currently incorporates commaREBOOT Laboratory, collab and Small Craft Advisory Press. This state of the art facility offers space and specialized equipment for spatial audio, electronics and digital fabrication. FAR’s mission is to cultivate and support a vibrant creative community by developing ongoing internal projects as sites for important collaborative work, encouraging new creative collaborations among FSU faculty and facilitating a visiting artist program [FAR&Away].

Overview of all facilities

  • MFA Gallery [WMC] and four additional project / installation spaces totaling 4000 ft²
  • Individual 235 ft² graduate studios, common spaces and a graduate seminar room
  • Ceramics: decal printer, wet 3D printer, various kilns (gas, electric, soda, raku, doll, etc.), wheels/wheel room, glaze room, plaster/mold-making area, spray booth, slab roller, including MFA exclusive shop
  • Digital Media: computer labs, sound and video editing lab, video documentation room [BlackBox], equipment available to checkout, including MFA exclusive labs
  • Digital Fabrication [FabLab]: laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling machine, vinyl cutter, 3D scanner, and electronics bench
  • Painting + Drawing: large and expansive labs with natural light, prop closet, including MFA exclusive spaces
  • Photo: digital large format, B&W darkroom, equipment available to checkout, large format negative scanner and photo documentation studio [LightBox]
  • Printmaking: area specific computer lab, letterpress, screen printing, lithography, etching, book arts
  • Sculpture: wood shop, metal fabrication shop, wide range of tools, sewing machines, including MFA exclusive shops

Additional Information:

Featured artworks by Zijie Yue + Kiley Brandt

We encourage you to visit our program! Please direct questions to our Graduate Advisor & Coordinator, Tenee’ Hart (

Florida State University
530 W Call Street
P.O. Box 3061150
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150